Taking a break from cleaning house to post a blog entry for the day. I am going to be at Mom's about one-thirty this afternoon and won't be back until about eight tomorrow night. For some reason I like a clean house before I leave it for a day or more. Tomorrow Mom a I are going to get our flu shots. Tomorrow it is Scrabble and working on her books. Friday I have lunch with two former clients, Doug and Miriam. Be nice to see them.
The first article really freaked me out:
All I can see it is I am glad it wasn't any of my relatives sent to a place to die for too soon. Would that freak you out?
Seattle is really making a name for itself here on my blog. First they have a weird holiday and not they have a new way to deal with foreclosures:
While I am glad somebody put a good scare in the bank, I am just not sure this is the right way to go about it.
One of the reasons I like about Portland is that there are a lot of caring people here. A couple of days ago there was a car accident on a local street close to the freeway. Mango the dog got out of his collar and took off ending up on the freeway. It stopped freeway traffic dead as people stopped their cars to try to catch the little bugger before he got hurt.
Thank goodness the dog is safe and back with its owner. Thank goodness for all the drivers that stopped their cars and helped.
Doris Kearns Goodwin authored yesterday's quote. "We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion. " She was an artist, ballet dancer, and writer. Married at 19 to a famous writer her zany and racy antics -- and his -- seemed to symbolize the freedom of the Jazz Age. She wrote in part to battle her restlessness while her husband was absorbed in his writing. She was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. She was hospitalized after a nervous collapse in 1930, and spent the rest of her life in sanatoriums. She died in a hospital fire in 1948. It was the 1960s before her writing began to be studied seriously and she began to emerge a bit from the shadow of her more famous husband. Her art work also has been reappraised as interesting in its own right. After spending much of the 1950s and 60s in family attics—her mother even had much of the art burned because she disliked it—scholars began to examine the art. Exhibitions of her work have toured the United States and Europe. A review of the exhibition by curator Everl Adair noted the influence of Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O'Keeffe on her paintings and concluded that her surviving corpus of art "represents the work of a talented, visionary woman who rose above tremendous odds to create a fascinating body of work—one that inspires us to celebrate the life that might have been." She was born in 1900. If you visit her husband on THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, you can answer the question, who authored today's quote?